49 Student-Athletes Log Personal Records in Busy Track & Field Weekend

49 Student-Athletes Log Personal Records in Busy Track & Field Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Across three meets on Friday and Saturday 49 MSU Track & Field student-athletes recorded personal records across all events, also earning 10 podium finishes at the highly-competitive Windy City Invite in Chicago, Ill. 

“We’re seeing great progress because of our consistent behavior,” Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Lisa Breznau said Saturday. “We’re consistently putting in the work, living the lifestyle and trusting the process. We’re also consistently invested in one another, so you can see our team getting closer.”

The Spartans were split up between the Windy City Invite, the Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass., and the GVSU ‘Big Meet’ over the two days, with the vast majority of the varsity athletes competing in Chicago at the prestigious meet that featured several other Big Ten and Power-5 programs. 

Among the 49 personal bests set by athletes between the two days, 25/35 (71.4%) of distance runners set career best marks. In Boston, Mass. on Friday at Boston University’s ‘world’s fastest track,’ grad Lauren Freeland represented the four Spartan women running there well with a 4:33.92 mile time that is on the fringe of qualifying her for the NCAA Championships in March. 

10 Podium Finishes at the Windy City Invite

– Grad Heath Baldwin was 1st in the Long Jump Friday with a PR of 7.36m

– Sophomore Brady Schultz was 2nd in the Long Jump Saturday, PRing for a second consecutive meet, now up to 2.09m

– Grad CarLee Stimpfel was 3rd in the presmier 5K invite with a blitzing time of 13:55.42, also a personal best

– Senior Aden Smith was 1st in the open 5K on Friday, also PRing

– Senior Andrew Nolan and sophomore Riley Hough were the first two to cross the line in the mile, seperated by tenths of a second at just over 4:02

– Sophomore Sophia Lucki was 3rd in the women’s mile with a 4:45.73 PR on Saturday

– Junior Abbey Carvey and Sophomore Sarah Forsyth were 2nd and 3rd in the 800m race with PRs of their own

– Sophomore Timothy Cherry was 2nd in the in the men’s 800, PRing for a second consecutive meet Saturday

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